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Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia

Legendary Powder

Fernie Alpine Resort is renowned for its superb natural snow conditions. Snow arrives at the end of November and stays well into April with an annual average snowfall of 875 cm (29 feet).

Over a hundred defined trails, five alpine bowls and acres of tree skiing test your skills. Experts are never bored gliding through glades, dropping off ridges, checking out chutes or making first tracks in the powder. And don't miss the above tree-line skiing on Polar Peak - Ski the Peak at Fernie on the new Polar Peak chairlift!

All five bowls offer terrain that will entice intermediates to try off-piste and glade skiing. The lower mountain is a beginners delight with wide open slopes and winding trails.

Snowboarders can test the Rail park, and enjoy the many natural gullies.

Choose from the many on-mountain condominium lodges. Each offers spectacular slope-side views and are close to a lift or true ski-in/ski-out convenience and luxury. There are private chalet rentals in the Timberline and Highline Estates subdivisions, with more accommodations nearby in the City of Fernie, only 5 km (3 miles) away.

You are transported to a different world. Crowds and glitz are left behind and you enter the land of friendly smiles, big snowbanks, peaceful mountain scenery. You are sure to meet the down-to-earth locals who are proud to live in the valley.

The guest services department now offers many adventure alternatives for the whole family to enjoy. Choose from horse-drawn sleigh rides, dog sledding, snowmobile tours, torchlight run & barbecue as well as activity nights for the kids. Also, you are always welcome to take a complimentary tour with the Mountain Hosts offered twice daily throughout the season.

Fernie Alpine Resort is located in the southeast corner of the British Columbia Rockies on Crownest Highway #3, about 60 km (40 miles) west of the Alberta border and 60 km (40 miles) north of the U.S. border.

Love it in the winter? Come and experience Fernie's Legendary Summer with lift accessed mountain biking, hiking, sightseeing and more!!!


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Mountain Statistics for Fernie Alpine Resort
Base Elevation: 3,500 ft (1,067 meters)
Summit Elevation: 7,050 ft (2,149 m)
Vertical Drop: 3,550 ft (1,082 m)
Skiable Area: 2,500 acres (1,012 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 348 in (884 cm)
Longest Run: 16,370 ft (4,990 m)
Snowmaking: 0 %
Number of Lifts: 10
Uphill Lift Capacity: 14,916 per hour
Types of Lifts: 3 Surface Lifts
3 Triple Chairs
2 Fixed Grip Quads
2 High Speed Quads
Number of Trails: 142
Trail Ratings for Fernie Alpine Resort
Easiest: Easiest 30%
More Difficult: More Difficult 40%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 30%
Experts Only: Experts Only 0%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Fernie Alpine Resort
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Restricted Areas: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 14 km
Snowshoe Trails: Yes